Urban Speed Limits Should Be Set at 50 Kmh or Less

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Urban speed limits should be set at 50 kmh or less. Where motorized traffic mixes with pedestrians, cyclists and moped riders, the speed limit must be under 30 kmh. This is due to the vulnerability of these road users at increasing speed: an adult pedestrian has less than a 20% chance of dying if struck by a car at less than 50 kmh but almost a 60% risk of dying if hit at 80kmh.

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